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Title: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: rtil on July 30, 2014 06:25 PM
the forum now has two new major features: an alert system and a user mentioning system. if you want to refer to a user directly, use the @ symbol followed by their name, and you'll get a list of users to mention. this works anywhere on the forum! the API will take care of the rest for you when you select your desired username, like this: @rtil (http://www.thebackalleys.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1) !

the alert system works as you browse and should pop-up notifications on the top right corner. you can dismiss them or follow up on them as you please. you will be notified when someone:

you can change alert settings in your profile (http://www.thebackalleys.com/forum/profile/?area=alerts;sa=alertssettings). i will also be adding a system later on that allows you to like individual posts, but it will take a little longer to set up. it will also be included in notifications.

i just installed these so they might not work perfectly yet, so if you notice any bugs or something not working, let me know.
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: rtil on July 30, 2014 07:16 PM
i'm disabling alerts for now because of an annoying bug. however, you can still tag people with @. you can see who has mentioned you here (http://www.thebackalleys.com/forum/profile/?area=mentions).
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: rtil on July 31, 2014 04:41 PM
if someone @mentions you, it will appear here (http://www.thebackalleys.com/forum/profile/?area=mentions). in the near future, you'll receive a notification tab on the top right when you visit the forum, with a link to the post where you were mentioned.

remember that for the tag to work, after you type the @ symbol, you should see a list of names appear. start typing and press enter when it finds the one you're looking for. the tag will be created when the post is made.
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: rtil on August 3, 2014 03:54 AM
i've re-enabled the notifications. they should act relatively normally for now. every once in a while you might see a duplicate notification, but it should go away quickly. i'm trying to figure out a way to stop that from happening completely, but in the meantime if you've seen an alert it should go away no later than 5 minutes after you saw it.
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: rtil on August 3, 2014 08:36 PM
Is it possible to make it so that you can give pizza points to someone for a specific post? For example like:

"I really love olives"
- basketWeaver received two pizza points for this post. (link)

this will be implemented in the future with the likes system. i don't know if i can merge the likes with the pizza points, but i will try. it's a 3rd party plugin with a lot of complicated code involving smf hooks. i don't completely understand it yet
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: Bamyasi on August 3, 2014 10:13 PM
rtil I know this is your site and everything and I appreciate the effort you put in to making the front end fun and pleasurable to use and we are all just dolls in your playhouse but I'm just wondering...

...why a likes system?
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: rtil on August 3, 2014 10:30 PM
that's just the name of the plugin. i don't really see what's so bad about "karma" for individual posts, a system that has been utilized in forums before facebook turned it into pop culture lexicon.
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: Bamyasi on August 3, 2014 10:44 PM
But I'm afraid of change.
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: rtil on August 3, 2014 11:00 PM
you'll survive

maybe

:wile:
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: basketweaver on August 4, 2014 10:04 PM
yessss
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: rtil on August 5, 2014 05:52 PM
i've disabled alerts again.. they're not working properly. please pardon any weird layout changes while i fix it
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: basketweaver on August 5, 2014 09:20 PM
nooooo
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: crackers on August 6, 2014 08:26 AM
@Rtil
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: rtil on August 15, 2014 01:42 AM
i've re-enabled the alerts system. alerts will appear in the top right corner of the page. when you click on this icon (http://www.thebackalleys.com/forum/Themes/tba_v7/images/alerts/alerts.png), they will be marked as read.
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: CoolDrMoney on August 27, 2014 09:14 PM
I can't seem to click on the notification icon.
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: rtil on August 27, 2014 10:00 PM
I can't seem to click on the notification icon.

it's a little layout bug i need to fix. in the meantime, make the window wider, then you should be able to click on it at some point.

edit: this should be fixed now
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: crackers on August 28, 2014 11:12 AM
@rtil
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: crackers on October 17, 2014 02:48 PM
@Rtil
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: SrsSam77 on October 17, 2014 03:20 PM
@wopstinyphallus
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: bd648 on October 17, 2014 06:53 PM
i do like the alerts system. its easy to check in on tba for a few seconds and see if i should be involved now.
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: crackers on October 18, 2014 06:58 AM
with your artistic skills, i dont see how you think you can draw a response from me
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: Bamyasi on October 18, 2014 02:04 PM
Shots fired.
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: BluPhoenix on October 18, 2014 02:12 PM
with your artistic skills, i dont see how you think you can draw a response from me

with your autistic skills, i dont see how you think you can draw a response from him
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: crackers on October 19, 2014 12:05 AM

with your autistic skills, i dont see how you think you can draw a response from him

you can hardly call me out as autistic when half the time you communicate in FUCKING MEMES
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: BluPhoenix on October 19, 2014 12:44 AM
a lesser evil to the torment brought with your presence alone
Title: Re: @user mentions and notifications
Post by: rtil on October 19, 2014 01:19 AM
now now children :wile: